VB holds public meeting to help develop community revitalization guidelines

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – Virginia Beach will host a meeting Feb. 23 to gather community input to develop a guide for commercial and neighborhood area improvements and flood mitigation strategies.

The Community Revitalization Guidelines will be created to examine “environmental sustainability and the general health, safety and well-being” of the community. They will help improve accessibility, connectivity and opportunities for residents to live, work and play in Virginia Beach.

Bow Creek will be the primary study area when creating the guidelines. Eventually, the guidelines will be adapted to other areas of the city.

Feedback from the public meeting will be used to establish a roadmap for business and neighborhood development and flood mitigation techniques. The meeting also aims to recruit volunteers to participate in focus groups to help develop the guidelines.

The Virginia Beach Department of Community Planning and Development partnered with consultant Work Program Architects (WPA) to host the meeting. It will allow for in-person and virtual hearings.

The meeting will take place on Wednesday, February 23 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Meyera E. Oberndorff Central Library, 4100 Virginia Beach Boulevard.

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